Dr. Mercola Antarctic Krill Oil, 60 count
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Dr. Mercola's Antarctic Krill Oil is a rich source of the Omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA to support support immune function, promote blood sugar stability, a healthy stress response and cardiovascular health as well as brain and mood support.
Krill Oil is also a natural source of Astaxanthin, a very powerful fat soluble antioxidant.
Dr. Mercola Antarctic Krill Oil
Antarctic Krill Oil is a rich source of the Omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA to support support immune function, promote blood sugar stability, a healthy stress response and cardiovascular health as well as brain and mood support. Krill Oil is also a natural source of Astaxanthin, a very powerful fat soluble antioxidant.
Krill oil for Omega-3 fatty acids
Essential Fatty Acids are required for optimal human health but cannot be manufactured by the body. Research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids support immune function and promote blood sugar stability, a healthy stress response and cardiovascular health. Essential fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and also appear to be particularly important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.
Astaxanthin is powerful antioxidant that is a cartenoid responsible for the red hue associated with shrimp and lobster. Astaxanthin has been shown to support a healthy inflammatory response, support energy production and endurance, and promote muscle recovery. Krill is one of the few sea creatures that consume a microalgae that is the only natural source of Astaxanthin.
Why EFA Balance is Important
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) include both omega-3 fats (high in the vital compounds EPA and DHA) and omega-6 fats. EFAs cannot be manufactured in your body but are beneficial to normal health and metabolism. Therefore, EFAs must be obtained through the diet.
Although some omega-6 fats are good for your health, the balance of omega-6s to omega-3s is crucial. Unfortunately, most people consume an overabundance of omega-6 fats.
Our ancestors embraced a diet with a healthy balance of approximately equal omega-6 and omega-3 fats. But the current Western diet is far too high in omega-6 fats. The average omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is now closer to 20:1, and in some cases even 50:1. This can keep you from optimal health. Due to this imbalanced ratio, and because you could likely benefit from more omega-3 fats, Dr. Mercola recommends adding Krill Oil to your health arsenal.
Besides DHA and EPA, this unique marine oil has another "secret weapon". Unlike fish oils, pure Krill oil carries omega-3s in the form of phospholipids -- liposomes or little packages that deliver the fatty acids directly to your body's cells.
Scientific evidence has shown that the safest and most effective carriers of EPA and DHA are these phospholipids. Unfortunately, standard fish oils (and inferior krill oil brands) lack this phospholipid complex. Instead they contain omega-3 fatty acids in the less-beneficial form of free triglycerides.
Why are phospholipids important? They are the building blocks for cell membranes, regulating cellular transport by functioning as 'gate-keepers.' In this role, they protect cell membranes from free radical attack.
This unique relationship between phospholipids and omega-3 fatty acids greatly facilitates the passage of the fatty acid molecules through your intestinal wall. The benefits:
- Makes the omega-3 fats in Dr. Mercola Krill Oil significantly more bioavailable than those in fish oil by allowing EPA and DHA to directly enter the cells.
- Improves the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio.
The most predominant phospholipid in pure krill oil is phosphatidyl choline, which is partially composed of choline. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of choline in brain development, learning and memory. In fact, choline is particularly important for fetal and infant brain development in pregnant and nursing women. Choline is the precursor for the vital neurotransmitter acetylcholine (which sends nerve signals to the brain) and for trimethylglycine, which supports the liver.
Licap Capsules for no "fishy" taste, or aftertaste
Antartic Krill Oil is delivered in a "Licap" capsule. These revolutionary capsules use an innovative fusion technology to create a hermetically bonded capsule. After filling, the capsule is flushed with nitrogen; creating a freshness bubble that minimizes oxygen exposure and aids in long term stability. Supplements stay fresh longer, and odor, taste, and leakage is minimized. That means no "fishy" taste, or aftertaste!
Research shows that Antarctic Krill Oil may support:
- Heart health
- Blood sugar health
- Joint health
- Brain and nervous system function and development
- Cholesterol health
- Boosted immune function
- Optimal skin health
- Protection for cell membranes
- Liver health
- Mood support
What are krill?
Krill are small shrimp or prawn-like creatures that feed the world's most mammoth animals: the great whales. Toothless great whales gulp down huge quantities of krill to provide the energy they need to fuel their massive bulk. A blue whale eats up to 8,000 pounds of krill each day during feeding season. These highly intelligent great whales aren't the only animals that depend on krill for their nutritional needs. So do seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish.
The hardy krill harvested from harsh Antarctic waters, the ones that comprise Dr. Mercola Krill Oil, are so important they are considered a "keystone species", an organism upon which many Antarctic predators depend. These semi-translucent crustaceans congregate in dense masses or swarms that can turn the ocean's surface pink or red.
Together with plankton, krill make up the largest biomass on earth, one of the most easily renewable food resources available, an excellent nutritional source from an environmental perspective.
Ingredients: krill oil, fish gelatin (capsule) and silica. Contains shellfish (krill).
Suggested Use: 2 gelatin capsules daily with the first meal.
Note: If you are allergic to shellfish, have a blood coagulaiton condition, or are taking anticoagulants such as Wayfarin (Coumadin), do not use.
60 fish gelatin capsules per bottle.